41 The priests and the captain of the temple guard and the Sadducees came up to Peter and John while they were speaking to the people.
41 And as they spake unto the people, the priests, and the captain
41 And as they were speaking to the people, the priests and the captain of the temple and the Sadducees came upon them,
41 While Peter and John were addressing the people, the priests, the chief of the Temple police, and some Sadducees came up,
41 Now as they spoke to the people, the priests, the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees came upon them,
41 While Peter and John were speaking to the people, they were confronted by the priests, the captain of the Temple guard, and some of the Sadducees.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Acts 4:1
Commentary on Acts 4:1-4
(Read Acts 4:1-4)
The apostles preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead. It includes all the happiness of the future state; this they preached through Jesus Christ, to be had through him only. Miserable is their case, to whom the glory of Christ's kingdom is a grief; for since the glory of that kingdom is everlasting, their grief will be everlasting also. The harmless and useful servants of Christ, like the apostles, have often been troubled for their work of faith and labour of love, when wicked men have escaped. And to this day instances are not wanting, in which reading the Scriptures, social prayer, and religious conversation meet with frowns and checks. But if we obey the precepts of Christ, he will support us.